2019 Racial Disparity Data Research

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What We’ve Done

  • Worked with the Planning Council to create custom reports within our Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to display entrance and exit data hinging on race and ethnicity.

  • Compared our local homeless response data to the CVCoC’s area census data to understand the composition of our community along with the composition of homeless response system users.

  • Assessed whether the programs within our homeless response system have biases towards specific groups based on race or ethnicity by looking at access and outcomes.

  • Provided Equal Access and Non-Discrimination training to the CoC.

Recommendations

  • Increase diversity on CVCoC governing board to mirror CoC population (39% white, 45% Black or African American, 1% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and 14% Multiple Race).

  • Work with the entire CVCoC community to identify areas in the homeless response system that perpetuates biases or barriers to a particular race or ethnicity.

  • Create a shared understanding of the racial and ethnic composition of the CVCoC area.

  • Routine data analysis of racial disparities in regard to program outcomes and access.

  • Review all CVCoC policies to ensure void of biases or barriers to a particular race or ethnicity.

Strategies

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